About Us

All our professionals at Washburn Smiles maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Our Staff

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.

Kathryn E. Nicholson, D.M.D., P.C.

Family Dentist in Klamath Falls, OR

Nicholson Dental

Dr. Nicholson grew up in Klamath Falls and graduated from Klamath Union High School. She continued her education at the University of Oregon where she received her Bachelors of Science in 1994. Dr. Nicholson then went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Medicine Degree in June of 2000 from Oregon Health Sciences University.

Since graduating, Dr. Nicholson has built a very successful family dental practice in Klamath Falls. She is happy to be back home raising her family and providing quality dental care to the residents of Klamath Falls and the surrounding areas.

Dr. Nicholson is proud to be a member of the Oregon Dental Association, the American Dental Association, as well as a member the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Nicholson is devoted to the highest standard of patient care. She goes above and beyond to optimize her patient’s oral health and takes great pride in the results that come from this high-quality treatment. Dr. Nicholson participates in continued education throughout each year to ensure that she is informed of the latest trends in dentistry. She is always looking for newer, better ways to treat patients. Her attention to detail, kindness and commitment to achieving great oral health for her patients sets Dr. Nicholson apart in the dental field.

Favorite Movie: The Lake House

TV Show She Can’t Miss: The Closer

Favorite Candy: Milk Duds

Bernd Egidy, D.D.S.


Bio coming soon!


Shawna Castle

Dental Hygienist

Shawna grew up on the Lower Columbia River in Oregon. She graduated from OIT in 1996 with a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene with emphasis in education. She enjoys spending time with her family, exploring, camping, gardening, and outdoor activities. Shawna loves to be creative with fabric and her favorite place to go is TaterPatch Quilts in Merrill, Oregon. She has always believed in education. Making patients feel comfortable and giving patients knowledge and information so they can take responsibility for their oral health and be successful doing it.

Favorite Movie: None

TV Show She Can’t Miss: Doesn’t watch TV

Favorite Candy: Twix Candy

Amelia Trujillo

Dental Assistant

Amelia was born in Washington and has lived in the Klamath Basin for the past 30 years. In her spare time, she enjoys mineral hunting, camping, and making art/crafts. She is new to the dentistry field and excited to grow with the company.

Favorite Movie: Dracula Untold

Favorite show: X-Files

Favorite Candy: Reeses Sticks

Kassandra Imbert

Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Kiana Osagiede

Front Desk

Kiana was born in Sacramento, California and just moved to Klamath falls after living in England for 4 years. She loves dance and fashion and has made a living on both her entire adult life. She is new to the dental field but excited to help patients and learn all she can in the industry. 

Favorite Movie: She doesn’t have one

TV Show She Can’t Miss: Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite Candy: Dark Chocolate

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